This record was recently broken in India: the oldest mother in the world! A woman recently gave birth to twins when she was 73 years old!
India is a country where women can become mothers quite late on. There are already examples of a few, a 70-year-old woman broke the record for the oldest mother in the world when she gave birth to a little boy.
An unusual birth
This story took place in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where Mangayamma Yaramati, 73 years old, had never managed to have children with her 82-year-old husband.
In Indian society where family values are very important, the couple felt like they were looked down on and condemned for their inability to start a family.
The couple, who are much too old to have children naturally, had In Vitro Fertilization treatment and then welcomed two perfectly healthy twins into the world. They were born via a C-section.
‘We are incredibly happy’ said her husband to the media. However, just one day after his wife gave birth, the man had to be taken to hospital after having a stroke.
At 73 years old, Mangayamma Yaramati now holds the record for the oldest mother in the world.